The European Society
of Human Genetics

Monday, May 23

Monday, May 23, 2016

08.30 - 10.00

Concurrent Symposia S09 - S12


S09. Debating germline genome editing - joint with EMPAG and ASHG (Plenary Hall)

S09.1 Technical opportunities of genome editing
Kathy Niakan, UK

S09.2 Clinical aspects of germline genome editing
Kiran Musunuru, US

S09.3 Ethical aspect of germline gene editing
Annelien Bredenoord, NL

S09.4 ASHG statement on germline genome editing
Kelly Ormond, US

S10. Brain genetics (Room 112)

S10.1 The genetics of brain calcification
Christine Klein, DE

S10.2 RNA processing defects and neurodegenerative diseases
Wilfried Rossoll, US

S10.3 Inflammation, atherosclerosis and Alzheimer disease
Peter Düwell, DE

S11. Human genomics: transcriptome, proteome and interactome (Room 117)

S11.1 The human transcriptome across tissues and individuals
Roderic Guigó, ES

S11.2 Differential DNA mismatch repair underlies mutation rate variation across the human genome
Ben Lehner, ES

S11.3 Mapping Human Long Noncoding RNAs
Rory Johnson, ES

S12. SeX and the citY (Room 113+114)

S12.1 Sex determination: why so many ways of doing it?
Doris Bachtrog, US

S12.2 Origins and functional evolution of Y chromosomes across mammals
Henrik Kaessmann, DE

S12.3 A Y-like social chromosome causes alternative colony organization in fire ants
Laurent Keller, CH

08.30 - 10.00

Educational Session 7

E7. Cleaning the noise from Big Data (Room 115+116)

E07.1 Removing "unwanted variation" in sequence data
Terry Speed, AU

E07.2 Opportunities for Scaling Up Genetic Analysis
Benjamin Neale, US

10.00 - 10.15

Coffee Break, Exhibition


10.15 - 11.15

Poster Viewing with Authors - Group C


11.15 - 13.00

Free Poster Viewing, Exhibition, Lunch break


11.15 - 12.45

Corporate Satellites


15.00 - 16.30

Workshops W12 - W18 - Click on the titles to see detailed programmes

W12. European landscape of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (Plenary Hall)
Organisers: Joris Vermeesch, Erik Iwarsson

W13. Dysmorphology 2* (Room 112)
Organisers: Jill Clayton Smith, Sofia Douzgou

W14. CRISPR CAS9 tips and tricks (Room 117)
Organisers: Dario Lupianez, Malte Spielmann

W15. Rare Diseases and clinical trials (clinical research protocols) (Room 113+114)
Organisers: Xavier Jeunemaitre

W16. Clinical Cancer Genetics* (Room 114+115)
Organisers: Claude Houdayer, Maurizio Genuardi

W17. ENSEMBL* (Room 111)
Organisers: Amonida Zadissa Helen Sparrow

W18. The clinic: From face-to-face to interface (Room 118+119)
Organisers: Francesca Forzano, Maria-Jesus Sobrido

*Interactive workshops - your input is sollicited. See details for more information.

15.00 - 16.30

Corporate Satellites

16.30 - 16.45Coffee Break, Free Poster Viewing, Exhibition

16.45 - 17.45

Poster Viewing with Authors - Group D


17.45 - 19.15

Concurrent Symposia S13 - S16

S13.Epigenetic reprogramming in disease (Plenary Hall)

S13.1 Epigenetic regulation of cancer progression
Manel Esteller, ES

S13.2 Intergenerational and Stochastic Epigenetic Control of Metabolic Disease: Evidence for polyphenism in mouse and man?
J. Andrew Pospisilik, DE

S13.3 Epigenetic reprogramming in the germline and early embryo
Gavin Kelsey, UK

S14. Reproductive genetics and genomics (Room 112)

S14.1 Cell fate decisions during early development
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, UK

S14.2 Human Embryo Genome Activation
Virpi Töhönen, SE

S14.3 Mechanisms of lineage specification in human embryos and stem cells
Kathy Niakan, UK

S15. Therapy in rare diseases (Room 117)

S15.1 Gene therapy in Fanconi anemia
Juan Bueren, ES

S15.2 Antisense therapy in Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Richard Finkel, US

S15.3 Novel Approaches to the Treatment of Cystic fibrosis
Margarita Amaral, PT

S16. Cardiovascular genetics - joint with ESC (Room 113+114)

S16.1 Update on the genetics of thoracic aortic aneurysms
Bart Loeys, BE

S16.2 Genetics of spontaneous cervical artery dissection
Stephanie Debette, FR

S16.3 Molecular mechanisms responsible for inherited hypertension with brachydactyly
Sylvia Bahring, DE

17.45 - 19.15

Educational Session 8

E8. Clinical interpretation of genetic variants (Room 115+116)

E08.1 Methods for the assessment of variant pathogenicity in cardiac diseases
Stuart Cook, UK

E08.2 The ACMGG recommendations for the interpretation of genetic variants
Heidi Rehm, US



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